Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"


If you take the bus or train, what do you say when you discover it has already come and gone without you?

“I lost the bus,” is a common mistake.  The problem with saying this is that it suggests you owned the bus, but no longer know where it is.  A person can lose their keys or their wallet, but they can only lose their bus if they’re a bus driver!


The correct statement is, “I missed the bus,” or “I missed the train.”

It is important to understand that “to miss” someone or something can mean two things. As with buses and trains, it can mean you didn’t arrive on time to get a ride.

But another meaning of “to miss” is to have an emotional regret at the absence of someone or something.  An example of this is, “I miss my sister,” or “I miss having a car.”


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